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The Hops Revolution: How Fresh Hop Farming Is Changing the Beer Industry

By Erik Sauve   Hello everyone! My name is Erik Sauve, the Vice President at Sauve and Son Farms. Our farm is located in...

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8 Tips For Brewing A Great Lager

By Maria Podetz Ahhhhhh the cold, crisp, clean sensation of a freshly homebrewed lager tickling your throat all the way down; few experiences are as gratifying....

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Farm Water IPA with Sauve and Sons Farm Brewing Company

  The Brewer: Erik Sauve Sauve and Sons Farm is a fourth generation hop...

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Crystal Clear Brewing: Beer Filtration Techniques for the Perfect Brew

Crystal Clear Brewing: Beer Filtration Techniques for the Perfect Brew

What is Beer Filtration? In a nutshell, beer filtration is the process of removing suspended particles, haze-inducing compounds, and...

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Beer ingredients

The 4 Main Ingredients Of Beer

The four main components of beer are grain, yeast, water, and hops. In this article, we'll discuss the different types of hops, yeasts, grains, and water that can...

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Cheap Vs Expensive Conical Fermenter: Does The Beer Taste Different?

Cheap Vs Expensive Conical Fermenter: Does The Beer Taste Different?

For many homebrewers, upgrading to a conical fermenter is a rite of passage. These specialized vessels are designed to provide improved temperature control, trub collection, and ease of...

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Malted Barley for Brewers

The Ultimate Guide To Malted Barley For Brewers

Brewing beer is like making your favorite dish. And like every dish you make,...

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Craft beer

Craft Beer 101: What Is Beer Made Of?

Welcome to the world of craft beer! Craft beer, is a beverage made with passion and skill by small, independent brewers. It's becoming increasingly popular as more and more...

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The 4 Primary Ingredients For Brewing Beer You Need To Know

Beer is one of the oldest and most popular types of alcohol in the world. People have been brewing for centuries, and it continues to be a go-to...

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history of brewing beer

The History Of Brewing Beer

Imagine it: it’s Sunday night at home. You’re having your favorite beer and the game is on. The Sunday scaries at bay (for now). What game? Doesn’t matter...

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Beer Styles And Types: Beer 101

Beer has been around for centuries, with its discovery stemming back to the Sumerians in Mesopotamia around 4,000 BCE.1 Since then, beer has come a long...

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brewing supplies 101

Homebrewing Supplies And Equipment: The Complete Guide

Looking to become a homebrewing master? Or, maybe you’re simply looking for information before getting started. Either way, you’re in the right place! Homebrewing is a fun and...

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how to brew beer

How To Brew Beer: The Ultimate Guide

Beer is one of (if not) the most popular alcoholic...

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